PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY FAQ
How long have you been doing portrait photography?
I photographed my first portrait session in 2002. Since then, I've photographed hundreds of sessions across Georgia.
What time is the best time for portrait photography?
The best time for photography is typically either early in the morning(within two hours of sunrise) or late in the afternoon (within two hours of sunset). I do carry a wide variety of lighting equipment and light modifiers to help control the light in any given situation, so I can photograph anytime of the day and create stunning images.
When will I see my photos?
I always strive to get a sneak peek of the session online to the blog and Facebook within a few days of the session. After that, I typically have most portrait sessions uploaded to a password protected gallery within one week of the session.
When will I receive my photos?
All digital work is guaranteed back to the client within 14 days of the session. Portrait sessions with proof prints and enlargements are guaranteed back within 28 days of the session. Most work is returned much sooner than that though.
How far in advance do I need to book for portrait photography?
Portrait sessions can be booked up to two months prior to the session if booking on a weekend. Weekdays can be booked six months prior to the session.
Do you keep my images after the session?
Yes, I keep a digital copy of all of my photography work in my archives. Additional copies of the photos can be purchased whenever you need them in the future.
How many photos do you deliver with each session?
I typically deliver between 30-90 images for most sessions. This number is typically dependant on how cooperative the subject is in front of the camera and how much time is needed for the session.
What do you do to the photos prior to delivery?
All photographs are edited with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop to insure accurate skin tones and neutral colors. I like to provide "normal" photos of the entire session in both hi-resolution and low-resolution formats. This way, the client have the option to apply any specialty edits to their files as they see fit while retaining the original photo.
How far will you travel for a portrait session and what is the cost?
I do frequently travel for my portrait sessions. I waive all travel fees for sessions within an 35 mile radius of Loganville. This includes Atlanta, Athens, Bostwick, Monroe, and Madison, . Please reference the map below to see if your session falls within my No-Charge operating area. I do charge a travel fee for locations further than 35 miles from Loganville. Please call or email me for a travel quote for areas that are not marked on the map.
Do you do any additional editing to reprints/enlargements?
All of my reprints are re-edited to provide the best file for your final presentation. This includes re-cropping the image for the best presentation, smoothing out skin blemishes, removing stray hair, adding hair, and overall adjustments to make sure that both the subject and background look the absolute best for the photo.
What is included on the DVD?
All DVDs include both Hi-Resolution files for printing and low-resolution files for sharing.
Can I handle my own printing or will I have to go through your business?
Yes, all of my sessions come with a Release of Rights for printing and sharing purposes. Of course, I can handle any printing needs you may have including specialty canvas and metal prints. The photographs will also be available for purchase on my website for friends and family with digital and printed options available.
If you have any other questions feel free to call or email me anytime.